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Preventing Homelessness Among West Texas Veterans

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Randy Neugebauer (TX-19) is pleased to announce a Veteran's Affairs grant to improve services to veterans in West Texas. The West Central Texas Regional Foundation was awarded nearly $500,000 to provide supportive services to veterans and their families to prevent homelessness. The grants will be used to fund three full-time staff members that will assist approximately 120 families with financial counseling, employment assistance, child care, transportation, and other services that either prevent homelessness or help families recover from the loss of housing. The foundation will focus on holistic approaches that help families continue being self-sustaining in the long-term.

"Our veterans are the pride of our nation, because they have fought and suffered in service of our shared ideals," Neugebauer said. "Their strength is what has made our country great. No veteran should go homeless, so I'm pleased that the West Central Texas Regional Foundation will use this grant to help struggling veterans and their families keep a roof over their heads."

The grant was made through Veteran's Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, which provides supportive services to very low-income veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing.


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